Canada Day is the national day of Canada which is celebrated every year on July 1. This day also marks a federal statutory holiday, and this remarkable day celebrates the anniversary of July 1, 1867, the effective date of the Constitution Act, 1867 when the nation of Canada in the North American continent became a free province. Canada Day 2019 Events, Celebration, Which Places Are Open And What’s Closed This Long-Weekend
What is Canada Day and why it is Celebrated?
People throughout the country celebrates Canada Day with lots of joy and fun, also the celebrations of the day take place in various locations around the world and are attended by Canadians who are living in abroad.
When is Canada Day 2019?
This year in 2019, Canada Day is going to be celebrated on July 1, Monday. Under the federal Holidays Act, Canada Day is observed every year on July 1, except that date falls on a Sunday. If the day falls on Sunday then July 2 is observed as the statutory holiday.
In spite of this fact, the celebratory events still take place on July 1, however, it is not the legal holiday. If the day falls on a weekend, businesses usually closed that day generally dedicate the next Monday as a day off.
History of Canada Day
At that time, the Constitution Act, 1867 was known as the British North America Act, 1867. On this very date, the three different colonies such as the Province of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick united into a single Dominion within the British Empire and were then known as Canada.
By the terms of the Canada Act of 1982, the British North America Act was sent back from the British to the Canadian Parliament, and Canada turns into a fully independent nation.
Canada’s Governor General at that time had declared that Canadians should celebrate the anniversary of the alliance. In the initial days, the day was known as called Dominion Day but then later the holiday was renamed in the year 1982, the same year the Canada Act was passed.
Celebration of Canada Day
Most communities all over the nation host and organize various celebrations for Canada Day, usually outdoor public events. Some of the major events comprise of parades, carnivals, festivals, barbecues, air, and maritime shows, fireworks, as well as free musical concerts. The day also marks the citizenship ceremonies, which is also one of the best ways to celebrate Canada Day.
For all intents and purposes, the day is a very proud and happy moment for all the residents of the nation, Canada. Also, if Canada Day falls on Sunday, then the day is observed on the next day. So in a number of towns as well as cities, a series of events are organized on this special day.
People on this day gathered and celebrate in a patriotic mood, they paint their faces in the colors of their flag. The celebrations also differ in different provinces, but it is fundamentally a day to revel in the civilization and tradition of the country. At some of the places, firework shows are also held along with picnics, sports events, etc.